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Greenville, NH

greenville New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Greenville Board of Selectmen
Kelley Collins, Town Administrator
Main Street, PO Box 343
Greenville, NH 03048
Telephone (603) 878-2084
Fax (603) 878-5038
E-mail administrator@greenvillenh.org
Web Site www.greenvillenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 3 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday, 1 pm - 8 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 12
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 4, 38

Incorporated: 1872
Origin: This town was for many years a part of Mason, which was chartered in 1768. What is now Greenville was alternately known as Slipton, Mason Harbor, and Mason Village. By 1872 it was a prosperous community, its location at the High Falls on the Souhegan River providing access to plentiful water power for the state's first industries. At one time, there were factories making cotton and woolen goods, furniture, shoes, twine, flour, lead pencils, and tinware. Incorporated in 1872, Greenville is the third-youngest town in New Hampshire.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,072 residents in 1880
Population Trends: Population change for Greenville totaled 686 over 53 years, from 1,385 in 1960 to 2,071 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 25 percent. The 2013 Census estimate for Greenville was 2,071 residents, which ranked 138th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 301.0 persons per square mile of land area. Greenville contains 6.9 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $2,022,373
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $17,814,896
Zoning Ordinance 1987/07
Master Plan 1985
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Chamberlin Free Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 12 miles 25

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.73
2013 Equalization Ratio 99.8
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.57
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings75.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings20.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 969
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 476
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 132
Five or More Units in Structure 130
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 231
Total Population Community County
2013 2,092 402,922
2010 2,105 400,721
2000 2,231 382,384
1990 2,095 336,549
1980 1,988 276,608
1970 1,587 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,305 Female:   1,138
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 181
Age 5 to 19 487
Age 20 to 34 444
Age 35 to 54 769
Age 55 to 64 297
Age 65 and over 265
Median Age 40.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 82.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 11.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $23,917
Median family income $63,250
Median household income $53,508
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,125
Female $34,464
Individuals below the poverty level 10.9%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,183 1,148
Employed 1,103 1,061
Unemployed 80 87
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 7.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 330 206
Average Weekly Wage $844 $862
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 26 42
Average Weekly Wage $496 $559
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 356 247
Average Weekly Wage $819 $811

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Mascenic Regional (Greenville, Mason, New Ipswich) SAU 87
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center, Peterborough Region: 14
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 18
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Daniel Webster; Rivier

Pilgrim Food, Inc. Vinegar, apple juice, mustard 47 1971
Lamarre Concrete Concrete forms 13 1989
City Line Auto sales 8
Approved Color Corporation Color blends for plastics 6 1975
Haffner's Heating oil, propane 6 2010

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 31, 45, 123, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; I-293, Exit 4
Distance 22 miles; 30 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Jaffrey - Silver Ranch
Runway 2,982 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 32 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 30 miles
Portland, ME 127 miles
Boston, MA 55 miles
New York City, NY 222 miles
Montreal, Quebec 291 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.3%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 3.7%
Other Means 1.3%
Worked at home 7.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 11.9%
Commuting to another NH community 70.4%
Commuting out-of-state 17.7%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
Other: Fire Works; Independence Day parade

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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